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I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' ...

August 11, 2017, 5:45 pm

I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' x 10' tent. Any ideas? Read more »

Fresh air system HRV & ERV

June 28, 2017, 2:51 am

Hi there, This is Victina who dealing with the HRV & ERV. Many houses choose the ventilation system now. Have you use one? Kindly like to listen your opinions about this. Victina Read more »

Using 2" schedule 40 pipe as support for basketball backboard and hoop

June 8, 2017, 4:31 am

I wish to put up a basketball hoop, using 2 schedule 40 pipe. Is this pipe sufficient from a strength perspective. I would cement it 4' below ground. Read more »

1000 sq ft out building with basement

May 22, 2017, 8:02 pm

Looking to build around a 1000 sq ft building just open layout but would want electricity to it. Also 9-11ft basement. (Shelter) what are the options out there can i go polebarn route? Or what wo... Read more »

apartment units VS parking spaces, question

May 1, 2017, 12:55 pm

I'm just curious, is anyone on here familiar with the local codes in their city as to how many parking spaces the city/township/municipality requires per unit in an apartment building? In the smal... Read more »

Form material for interior topping slab

April 28, 2017, 1:03 pm

Placing a ~3.5 topping slab to elevate a garage floor up to the house's sl ab grade on a remodel. We cut 6 wide strips of 1/8 Masonite to act as a perimeter form to set our screed lines. Wall stu... Read more »

Dropped a screwdriver down the toilet drain

April 22, 2017, 9:44 pm

I drop a screwdriver down a toilet drain. The drain is cast iron and straight down about 8 ft and then does a 90. The driver is laying at the 90 and I can just see the handle but none of the metal pa... Read more »

Reinforcing 2x6 attic joists above 2nd for conversion to 3rd floor living s...

April 22, 2017, 5:43 am

Seeing if anyone can help, I just bought a house built in 1908. Half of the attic was a finished with plastered and deteriorated over the years due to a leaky roof, the other half of the attic wa... Read more »

outdoor tankless water heater

March 31, 2017, 3:22 am

Are outdoor tankless water heaters allowed on a zero lot line wall? I know windows are not allowed, but a neighbor just installed a tankless heater on the outside wall. Read more »

load bearing wall with single top plate

December 12, 2016, 6:58 pm

Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them... Read more »

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Steel I Beams

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Does anyone know what a 8 inch I beam weighs per foot? How far will one span un supported. We are looking at a spanning 40 foot in 2 sections with poured post / piller in the middle for support. 2 X ... Read more »

3/8" solid oak flooring?

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Anyone have any experience with 3/8 solid oak flooring? We're thinking about using it for our formal dining room. I think the brand is Bruce but I can't seem to find anything on the Web about it.... Read more »

Wood Floor Trusses

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I am looking at the probability of building a house soon using a wood floor truss system rather than a concrete slab. I've been looking at dozens of web sites for manufacturers and the one big thing ... Read more »

Garage Mezzanine 2x8 vs 2x10 over 12'

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Hi I want to build a mezzanine in my garage and I the span is 12 feet wide by 10 feet long and I would like to know what would be better to put 2x8 or 2x10 at every 16 or 12 inch apart. I'm asking be... Read more »

newel post attaching

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I need to attach a hollow newel post to the floor. Any suggestions. Jeff Read more »

Exterior Siding on Reddiform ICF

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I am looking for options for siding on ICF forms. These are solid foam with no nailers on them. Do any of you have any info for me? We are looking at some type of rock which may be cultured or not. ... Read more »

concrete cure time/garbage truck

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------------------------------------- lbm I poured a concrete pad at my farm business a week ago. Concrete is 4000 PSI at one month. I poured it 8 inches as this pad extends onto the gravel drive ... Read more »

I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' ...

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I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' x 10' tent. Any ideas? Read more »

Monitor Kerosene Heaters/ stopped production ?

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I have 3 Monitor heaters that use K1 fuel oil. I like them a lot, but have heard recently that Monitor has stopped making them. Anyone know if this is true, and if so, where would one find parts... Read more »

Choice of Impact Driver ?

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I am trying to choose an impact drill (driver) that can install 10 inch Spax lag screws in pressure treated timbers. Although I would prefer a corded model, I find very few corded models on the ... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.